Pregnancy & Cancer

Chemotherapy Safe During Pregnancy in Second and Third Trimesters

Phoebe Starr

November 2015, Vol 6, No 10 - Pregnancy & Cancer

Vienna, Austria—Results from a new study provide reassurance to women who have cancer while pregnant that they can safely receive treatment during the second or third trimester with chemotherapy or radiation without compromising their unborn child. The study showed that children born to mothers who receive chemotherapy or radiation during pregnancy had no impairment in general health, cognition, or cardiac function compared with children born to healthy mothers, said lead investigator Frédéric Amant, MD, PhD, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. [ Read More ]